Stay with a friendly host in a small historical village in Cahuzac, France



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  • Description


    I live in a small historical village in an ecological wooden house. I welcome help in my chaotic but beautiful garden and some help with DIY, nothing too difficult. I also appreciate help with our village community project of planting bushes, flowers and generally improving our environment.
    I am English but have lived in France many years. I was a Montessori teacher but since retiring I am now an artist with a range of styles and I also paint traditional icons.
    I have animals, 2 dogs, 5 cats and 3 chickens.
    I am vegetarian but my meals include dairy, eggs (from my hens) and fish.
    My village is in rural France so there is no public transport but I always try and show my helpers the area.
    Bergerac airport is 20kms away. Rail connections available at Bergerac or Marmande. I can pick you up if needed.
    I have been accepting helpers through another website for 10 years and have had some wonderful times.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be involved with the life of a small village and have the opportunity to speak French.
    I like to share my experiences in Montessori education and art with helpers and learn from you about your interests and life. I am a person who is open to ideas. We never stop learning whatever our age.

  • Help


    For gardening you need to be reasonably fit although it is not heavy or difficult.
    If you have the skills there are a few small carpentry tasks which I would appreciate help with otherwise its simple DIY.
    I need to install some more fences , a job which is always easier with two people.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am trying to learn Swedish so if that is your native language I would be keen for help. I can help you learn English and functional French.

  • Accommodation


    You will have the use of a private space in a wooden cabin behind my house and use of all the house facilities. There is heating in the cabin and a double bed.
    I provide vegetarian meals with fish, eggs and dairy. I don't mind if you wish to cook meat.
    I enjoy conversations over meals with helpers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a rural area so there is very little public transport but I always try to help you visit places. If you like walking and cycling the roads are quiet and there are footpaths. I walk every day with my dogs and you are welcome to join me.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Large parking space outside of property can accept big camper vans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Cat and chicken friendly dogs accepted who are okay around other dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Work is flexible but never more than 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Host ref number: 515971455116